Friday, October 11, 2013

ABC Family's 'The Fosters' Gets Early 2nd Season Pickup

Take this as a huge vote of confidence. ABC Family has renewed its summer breakout drama The Fosters for a second season. The renewal comes as production continues on the first season of the series, which returns with new episodes in January 2014.

"The Fosters has demonstrated its ability to build an audience and the creative team's compelling storytelling assures us that there will be more growth in upcoming seasons," said Kate Juergens, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President, Programming, ABC Family. "The show's dynamic cast and groundbreaking storylines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more."

The Fosters ranked as the #1 new cable TV series of the summer in Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34, gaining momentum each week heading into the season finale, which set series highs in Total Viewers and across target 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 demos. Of all current ABC Family original series, The Fosters is the network's #2 series in target demos, behind only Pretty Little Liars.

The Fosters stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. It is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, who also serve as showrunners, writers and executive producers. Joanna Johnson, Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina and John Ziffren also serve as executive producers. The drama is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc. and Prodco, Inc.